Results 1 to 7 of 7
Horns Discuss EVI recommendations? in the Equipment forums; Hi, I'm thinking about purchasing an EVI, and wondered which are best for trumpet players. I'm guessing that would be ...
  1. #1
    bop
    bop is offline
    New Friend
    Join Date
    Dec 2016
    Posts
    9

    EVI recommendations?

    Hi, I'm thinking about purchasing an EVI, and wondered which are best for trumpet players. I'm guessing that would be the Morrison Digital Trumpet, which sadly is no longer in production.

    Would the next best choice be the Steiner EVI? (also in limited production it seems)

    What about the AKAI EWI4000 and 5000? That would be my last choice since it looks more woodwindish, but maybe I could get over that.

    Can anyone comment on the AKAI brand, or any others? Do you like it, or would you rather have the more trumpet-like MDT?

  2. #2
    Fortissimo User TrentAustin's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2003
    Location
    Boston, MA
    Posts
    3,217

    Re: EVI recommendations?

    I have a 5000 I would consider selling... it's a fantastic instrument and having owned some of the others (I have had a MDT and the old Bug Sprayer Akai Evi) the 5000 would be a great option for you.
    -T

  3. #3
    bop
    bop is offline
    New Friend
    Join Date
    Dec 2016
    Posts
    9

    Re: EVI recommendations?

    Quote Originally Posted by TrentAustin View Post
    I have a 5000 I would consider selling... it's a fantastic instrument and having owned some of the others (I have had a MDT and the old Bug Sprayer Akai Evi) the 5000 would be a great option for you.
    -T
    Thanks, Trent. I will definitely consider the 5000 and will PM you for details if I decide to go that route. Seems it would be the least expensive way to start out, relative to the MDT at least.

    Out of curiosity, was there was there something about the MDT that you didn't like, or that made you prefer another EVI?

  4. #4
    New Friend
    Join Date
    Oct 2015
    Posts
    3

    Re: EVI recommendations?

    I have an MDT with synth that is a lot of fun, but I could sell it. I just haven't bothered to flog it. I got it before a move, imagining that I might be able to get some gigs in the new town because my real tpt chops were gone. It would be a gas to have an all synth quintet with the MDT on bass, an EWI on trumpet, and some other synths filling out the group. Didn't work out for me and I am back to the real thing. As good as the MDT is, an EVI is still pretty good and cheaper for you.

  5. #5
    Pianissimo User
    Join Date
    Nov 2005
    Location
    Columbus, OH
    Posts
    131

    Re: EVI recommendations?

    I have owned the MDT(with Yamaha VL70) and the Akai EWI 4000 with the Patchman music patches on a Roland Sonic Cell. I preferred the Morrison Digital trumpet. I just seemed to get along with pushing buttons every half octave or so as opposed to using the rollers on the back of the Akai to go higher and lower. With that said, I did get used to the rollers after a few months and the Akai was way cheaper. Both could create some really nice sounds!

  6. #6
    bop
    bop is offline
    New Friend
    Join Date
    Dec 2016
    Posts
    9

    Re: EVI recommendations?

    Quote Originally Posted by bengeguy View Post
    I have an MDT with synth that is a lot of fun, but I could sell it. I just haven't bothered to flog it. I got it before a move, imagining that I might be able to get some gigs in the new town because my real tpt chops were gone. It would be a gas to have an all synth quintet with the MDT on bass, an EWI on trumpet, and some other synths filling out the group. Didn't work out for me and I am back to the real thing. As good as the MDT is, an EVI is still pretty good and cheaper for you.
    Thanks for the responses, all. Bengeguy, I'll PM you this weekend about the MDT.

  7. #7
    bop
    bop is offline
    New Friend
    Join Date
    Dec 2016
    Posts
    9

    Re: EVI recommendations?

    Quote Originally Posted by bengeguy View Post
    I have an MDT with synth that is a lot of fun, but I could sell it. I just haven't bothered to flog it. I got it before a move, imagining that I might be able to get some gigs in the new town because my real tpt chops were gone. It would be a gas to have an all synth quintet with the MDT on bass, an EWI on trumpet, and some other synths filling out the group. Didn't work out for me and I am back to the real thing. As good as the MDT is, an EVI is still pretty good and cheaper for you.
    PM sent.

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Similar Threads

  1. EVI- Steiner Parker EVI or a Crumar EVI
    By Todd Stuart Noordyk in forum Horns
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 10-30-2015, 05:14 PM
  2. WTB Steiner EVI
    By indian64 in forum Bb Trumpets
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 03-31-2011, 04:04 AM
  3. EVI, Electronic Valve Instrument.
    By robmatthews in forum Trumpet Discussion
    Replies: 7
    Last Post: 03-10-2010, 10:43 PM
  4. Ebay: Conn, Martin, Ewi/EVi, Silent Brass, and more
    By TrentAustin in forum eBay Auctions
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 01-24-2010, 09:44 PM
  5. EVI Demo
    By ebjazz in forum Jazz / Commercial
    Replies: 10
    Last Post: 04-28-2007, 01:26 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26